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Creator:
Print made by Richard Earlom, 1743–1822, British
after Cornelius Johnson, 1593–1661, British
Title:
William Shakespeare
Date:
ca. 1770
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches (24.8 x 16.5 cm), Plate: 9 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches (23.1 x 14.9 cm), and Image: 5 9/16 x 4 5/8 inches (14.2 x 11.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower center: "Engraved by Richard Earlom from the Jansen portrait in the possession of the Duke of Somerset | artist's proof, very rare in this state"; on back of mount, lower center: "105-"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.550
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beard | chiaroscuro | costume | dark | head | lace | man | portrait | reticella | ruff
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22247
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